Charles Irving

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Charles Irving was born in Wilmington, Delaware back in 1906. He graduated from Bucknell University and Drew University. He joined the United States Army in 1936 assigned to Fort H.G. Wright. In 1942, he was assigned to The Pentagon to establish chaplaincy work in the United States Army Air Forces.

Just to be sure he was an ordained Methodist pastor. In 1949, he was promoted to Major General, being transferred to the United States Air Force Academy. He was awarded the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster and the Belgian Military Cross, first class.

What you may not know about Charles Irving Carpenter is that he was the first Chief of Chaplains, given that distinction in 1948, a title which he held until his retirement. He died in 1994, he was 88.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray and I'm sure there's great need for Chaplains today within our armed services.... the military is a very stressful place, and I'm confident more Chaplains are needed during and AFTER military service has ended....

May 28, 2019 03:17 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Some provide service in other ways. Charles was one. Enjoy your day.

May 28, 2019 03:57 AM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, James - as I was reading your post and story I had many of the same thoughts as Barbara Todaro  expressed in her comment here.  The need for care of all kinds is just as important during those efforts as it continues post-active service.   

May 28, 2019 04:29 AM #3
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Echo of other's in every sense of the word is important.

May 28, 2019 04:40 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

I am sure that his service was one that helped so many of our servicemen and women.

May 28, 2019 04:58 AM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - he performed a very important service to troops and their families.

May 28, 2019 05:38 AM #6
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray ,

Thank you for the interesting tidbit about Charles Irving and the valuable service he provided. It takes a village.

May 28, 2019 05:57 AM #7
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I am sure he gave great comfort to all thise he was connected to.

May 28, 2019 06:25 AM #8
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

There were many praises and Amens from him over the years.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 28, 2019 06:39 AM #9
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I try, James Dray  each day, to make someone smile and on average, I do rather well....

May 28, 2019 07:37 AM #10
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, interesting indeed and someone that I would never have been concerned about without reading this post.

May 28, 2019 07:39 AM #11
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. Sounds like an extraordinary man to me. Enjoy your day.

May 28, 2019 08:28 AM #12
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James,  glad to hear about his duties and that he had the title for all those years.  

May 28, 2019 10:37 AM #13
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Among all his accomplishments he had a higher calling & excelled at it. Obviously the right man for the job.

May 28, 2019 12:38 PM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- everyone who serves lends support to all others. Charles Irving Carpenter certainly did that. 

May 28, 2019 05:45 PM #15
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Love it when good people live a long life James Dray  I had no idea of this tid bit of history, Endre

May 28, 2019 11:59 PM #16
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great story, and glad of the work he did as a chaplain.  Sorry I missed this post yesterday, was on a plane heading home.  A

May 29, 2019 10:33 AM #17
faye schubert
Branson, MO
technology and marketing specialist

Such an important role to serve those, who fight for freedom.

May 30, 2019 08:00 AM #18
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


No doubt many appreciate the valuable work he did. Another interesting life in history!


May 30, 2019 06:08 PM #19
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